Confederate Invention: The Story of the Confederate States Patent Office and Its Inventors

Confederate Invention: The Story of the Confederate States Patent Office and Its Inventors

by H. Jackson Knight
     
 

An essential history and reference guide to Confederate inventors, patents, and wartime inventions, Kirby's book provides a groundbreaking study that includes neglected and largely forgotten patents as well as an array of other primary sources. Details on the patent office's origins, inner workings, and demise, and accounts of southern inventors who obtained

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An essential history and reference guide to Confederate inventors, patents, and wartime inventions, Kirby's book provides a groundbreaking study that includes neglected and largely forgotten patents as well as an array of other primary sources. Details on the patent office's origins, inner workings, and demise, and accounts of southern inventors who obtained patents before, during, and after the war reveal a captivating history recovered from obscurity. A novel creation in its own right, Confederate Invention presents the remarkable story behind the South's long-forgotten Civil War inventors and offers the most comprehensive account of Confederate patents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807137628
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
06/10/2011
Series:
Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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